SENIOR councillors look set to give the green light to a Hampshire council’s vision for future development at a hospital site.

They will consider potential major changes for the Moorgreen Hospital site in West End tonight.

Eastleigh Borough Council’s proposal would involve rehoming health services elsewhere on the site and replacing them with up to 230 homes, which it hopes will avoid piecemeal development.

The local authority is expecting a planning application for a large part of the hospital site, off Botley Road, imminently so has come up with these guidelines for developers.

Health services, which include services for the elderly and adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs, would move under one new building on pasture land in the east called the Donkey Field.

The Countess Mountbatten Hospice, which gives palliative care, and listed buildings like the former workhouse would remain.

A council officer’s report recommends adopting the council’s vision.

Following consultation, Cabinet members will also consider residents’ suggested changes including removing vehicle access to the site from Monarch Way.

Eastleigh Southern Parishes Health Action Group has said it was “extremely alarmed” by the proposals, particularly the lack of car parking and the use of more NHS-purpose land than expected.

The meeting is at Eastleigh House tonight at 6pm.